Choreographer and Dance Artist supremo RACHEL BIRCH-LAWSON talks about what she's looking for from our 2016 auditionees
Training: I trained at London Contemporary Dance School (The Place) and then on Dance Beyond Borders in Germany, Portugal, Belgium, and the UK. I’m freelance, so I work all over the place. A lot of my work is now based in Kent, but I tour nationally and have lived and worked across Europe and Africa.
What are you looking for from auditionees?
Willingness to have a go! I’m most interested in the energy and commitment you bring. It’s not about shapes and positions, but about intention and throwing yourself into the experience.
Tips for auditionees:
Work hard, but don’t take it too seriously - it’s a fun day and I always notice people who are enjoying themselves.
Why should people get involved with YMT?
It’s a unique opportunity to be part of making something special - and to come together with other young people with shared passions.
What/who should young people research in the arts?
Try everything, see as much as you can! Don’t stick to one genre or only watch shows you know you will enjoy - try things that you’re not certain about. You might learn something new!
Avocado. Also olives.
Something with adventure - maybe learning to kite surf somewhere with warm water.
THE most important question: Scone (as in stone) or Scone (as in gone)?